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These aren't hosts. These are pieces of art.

I picked out these hosts, sight unseen, and asked Ray to tackle heatsinks for them if possible. I really didn't expect him to be able to make all three flashlights work as potential laser hosts. Not knowing what any of them looked like internally ahead of time, I sort of anticipated that one or maybe two would be doable.

Ray found a way to make all three into beautiful (and ingeniously designed) laser hosts. At least one of them required such a complicated heatsink design that I'm still not entirely sure how Ray figured out the dimensions.

Ray also added a brilliant polish that really "made" them what they are.

With no further delay, I present you with what I'm calling my "Irresponsible Build Trio". The name comes from that absolutely unwise current each laser is set to. In each case, I'm using a custom DIY 1085 based DDL driver. Currents are set to:

445nm - 1,882 mA
405nm - 625 mA
650nm - 580 mA

That's all I'm going to say about the builds though, because this is really about Ray's hosts. They are phenomenal!







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Rock on! Just awesome man, very beautiful builds!
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Wow! Those look amazing! Quite possibley the best-looking laser hosts I've seen!

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Nice. Do you know what the 650 is producing?
Get a 650-G-1 for it, too.
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Basically a tad over 325mW raw optical output. It's an LPC-826, which to be honest, I'm less impressed with compared to traditional LOCs.
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Thanks! But I can only take 50% credit

And these guys are staying in my personal collection. Not selling them any time soon! I love them
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Thats really nice! goodwork RHD and Ray
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What battery and driver setup did you use for each?
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The small (red) is using 2x CR123s and some generic DDL capable IC (can't remember if I used 1085 or 317)

The larger two (405 and 445) are using 1085 ICs heatsinked to the main hs, and running from 2x 18350 AW IMR lithium ions.
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Very cool rhd. I like that you are thinking outside the box with these uncommon drivers.
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These are pieces of art~~ so cool. its not Substandard goods/
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yeh, man rhd u make some awesome things!

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You should really +Rep Ray on this one. He made these hosts into beautiful lasers. I just soldered together drivers, and stuck laser diodes inside
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Man, not to long ago I discussing with Moh about the silver host with the assault crown about a heatsink. Looks like you beat me to the punch.
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You're always welcome to reproduce anything I've built here
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In that casee..... what host is that?
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